The Namibia Football Association have brushed off the Committee of Eminent Person’s recommendations to abandon its plans to start another topflight league in favour of reconnecting with the exiled Namibia Premier League (NPL).
The association is going ahead with plans to get its Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) up and running.
The new top tier division held its first members’ meeting in Windhoek on Thursday night to elect delegates to the 29th NFA ordinary congress which takes place on 5 December.
According to The Namibian Sport Newspaper, the NPFL also elected their representative, Robert Shimooshili of Blue Waters, to the NFA executive committee as per Article 33.1 of the NFA constitution.
The NPFL plans to kick off in February 2021 after the Brave Warriors’ return from the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
Young African chairman Maleagi Ngarizemo confirmed the development to The Namibian Sport as he is part of the four members seconded to the NFA congress alongside Kelly Asser (Tigers FC), Lucky Richter (Black Africa Sport Club) and Elrico Boy Flo Nakusera (Young Brazilians FC).
Fifa will bankroll the NPFL’s debut campaign with US$1,5 million. Similarly, MTC committed N$4,5 million to revive the NFA Cup in February 2021.
Meanwhile, Tura Magic FC’s application to join the newly formed league is still being scrutinised and thus could not be attended to during Thursday’s meeting.
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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi